Do you like exploring the outdoors but prefer to sleep somewhere a bit more luxurious than on the ground? A camper trailer is a perfect balance between the comforts of home and sleeping in the great outdoors.
There are so many reasons you might be considering buying a camper trailer and so many things to consider.
You may be the new-to-camping type and love the outdoors, but not the roughing it part. On the other hand, perhaps you’ve been roughing it for years and now want some comfort in the great outdoors. Others may be downsizing from a larger 3-tonne caravan, back to a more manageable and flexible outdoor option.
Whatever your reasons, buying a camper trailer is not as difficult as it seems.
Now what suits your style better?
Soft floor camper trailers
Soft floor camper trailers fold out similarly to a large cabin tent. They tend to be lighter, offer more internal storage and usually provide more living space than a hard floor variant. However, they take far longer to set up, the inside is harder to clean, and they typically come with less internal amenities.
Soft floor camper trailers are better suited to larger groups of people who have the time and physical capabilities to set up and pack down their trailer frequently.
Hard floor camper trailers
A hard floor camper trailer operates similarly to a pop top caravan, where the roof raises up and front and rear sections expand out to create a suitable living space. This type of camper trailer is generally very quick and simple to set up depending on the company’s innovative thinking – often only taking a few minutes to be set up, handles inclement weather better due to being more structurally sound and generally features better internal amenities as standard.
However, hard floor camper trailers can be far heavier, typically feature less internal storage and have a smaller sleeping capacity.
This type of camper trailer is often used by couples or small families who want a few more features and a fast setup time without having to physically exert themselves.